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Johannesson, Oliveira lead North Dakota over Sacramento St.

Oct. 21, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Johannesson ran for career highs of 213 yards and two touchdowns, Brady Oliveira tied a career high with 171 yards rushing and had a career-best three TD runs, and North Dakota beat Sacramento State 41-15 on Saturday night. The Fighting Hawks (5-2) began to pull away for...

NDSU coasts to 28-14 win over Illinois State

Oct. 20, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Top-ranked North Dakota State used three Lance Dunn touchdown runs to build a big lead and cruise to a 28-14 victory over Illinois State in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday. The Bison (7-0. 4-0), ranked No. 1 in the FCS coaches' poll, led 7-0 after one quarter on...

Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she's not bipartisan

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, calling it a "grave and horrible error." "I am...

Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims

Oct. 17, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member who helped gather names for a newspaper ad that identified some victims of sexual abuse without their permission is no longer with her campaign. Heitkamp tells KFYR-TV that she is still investigating how her campaign obtained the names. She...

Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying victims of abuse

Oct. 16, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had...

The Latest: Heitkamp contacting women named in abuse ad

Oct. 16, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Heitkamp's apology for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she is reaching out to women she mistakenly identified in a campaign ad as victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and...

Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

Oct. 15, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29, operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion where he lived with his mother,...

North Dakota Democrat Heitkamp scrambles to catch Cramer

Oct. 14, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp squeezed dozens of hands and posed for pictures with college students at North Dakota State University recently, bubbling with characteristic exuberance that belied the Democratic senator's uncertain future. "I want everybody to just do something for me," Heitkamp said,...

Ketteringham's 5 TDs power North Dakota past Montana, 41-14

Oct. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Nate Ketteringham threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score in the first half as North Dakota blanked Montana through the first three quarters and earned a 41-14 victory in a nonconference battle on Saturday. The North Dakota victory snaps a four-game win streak by the...

Refinery near national park avoids potential big roadblock

Oct. 10, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators decided Wednesday that they don't have authority to wade into a dispute over the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, eliminating a potential big roadblock for the $800 million project. The 3-0 vote by the Public...